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Today's News

  • CU offers campus life opportunities through LINC

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University was a little more like home to 137 students who attended CU's first LINC session June 5-6. Another 150 new students will come to LINC on June 27-28.

    It's all about information, fellowship, friendliness and personalization as students come to CU during these special two days for orientation when they experience what college life will be like in August.

  • Grandview has dog winners

    The second annual Grandview Dog Show was a success this year with 13 contestants, all on their best behavior and really "strutting their stuff."

  • New Life Church plans fish fry

    New Life Church will host a fish fry on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.

    Other events planned are a corn hole tournament, horseshoes, volleyball, hillbilly golf and live music. Prizes will be given to the winners of the corn hole tournament, horseshoes and hillbilly golf.

    The meal, which will include other foods besides fish, is free and will be served at 4 p.m.

    For more information, call Troy Mattingly at (270) 699-5412.

  • Buckner mobilized for deployment

    Army National Guard Spec. Milton A. Buckner has been mobilized and activated at Fort McCoy in Sparta, Wis., for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    The soldier is a member of the 201st Engineer Battalion in Cynthiana, Ky.

  • Appreciating Laura

    One Sunday last fall, I attended the Laura Isaacs Appreciation Barbecue. Laura is a co-worker. At 24, she lives with her cat, Spock, loves Hello Kitty and ballerina flats.

    The impromptu barbecue, Cristy and Shemir's idea, was at Cristy's apartment. Shemir was the only one of us who had ever lit a barbecue fire before, so she did the honors.

    Cristy made about 10 pounds of potato salad and enough hamburger patties to feed 25 people, even though there were only about eight of us altogether.

  • K-Country Showdown set for July 3

    Nearly 20 area residents will compete in the 27th annual K-Country 105.7/Colgate Country Showdown at the Taylor County Fairgrounds on Thursday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m.

    The world's largest country music talent showcase and radio promotion, the showdown is presented locally by WGRK-FM,

    K-Country 105.7.

    The K-Country Showdown is one of the many official events scheduled for the 2008 Taylor County Fair.

  • Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative launches new ideas contest

    The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative is offering tobacco farmers a chance to showcase their tobacco production ideas with the Burley Tobacco New Idea Contest.

    The contest seeks to spotlight innovative ideas in tobacco production that improve efficiency and save money for tobacco growers.

  • Bryan McFarland named market manager of WAIN - Columbia and WTLO - Somerset

    Bryan McFarland of Campbellsville has been named market manager of the Columbia and Somerset radio group, which includes WAIN-FM and AM in Columbia, WTLO-AM in Somerset and the new WYKY-FM, which will sign on the airwaves later this summer.

    "We are thrilled to have Bryan's small-market radio experience, work ethic and wealth of knowledge joining our Forcht Broadcasting team," said Michael S. Tarter, president of Forcht Broadcasting. "He's a hands-on leader who will help our stations serve our communities and customers."

  • Woman accused of kidnapping

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with kidnapping after she allegedly would not let another woman leave her vehicle.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Cox, Deena Richerson, 46, of 906 Reids Chapel Road was arrested at about 4 p.m. Sunday, June 22.

    According to the report, officers from the Campbellsville Police Department and Taylor County Sheriff's Department received a phone call about a woman being held against her will inside a vehicle.

  • All that glitters isn't gold ... so check your jewelry boxes

    In the late 1840s, the gold rush brought people to California to dig for gold. Today, a different kind of gold rush is in full swing, only this time folks are sifting through jewelry boxes.

    "Gold is just good right now. As long as the dollar is down, gold is up," said Rainey's Pawn Shop Manager Lewis Rainwater. "If you don't wear it, or you don't want it, now is a good time to sell it."